This museum displays art, photography, memorabilia, and exhibits relating to bird dog breeds, such as Pointers, Brittanys, English Setters, and others. It contains portraits and sculptures of famous bird dogs and traces their participation in hunting, field trials, and other sporting events. It also teaches visitors about the long history of the National Field Trials Championship for Bird Dogs, which was first held in Mississippi in 1896. It then moved to Tennessee, eventually settling on Ames Plantation as its permanent venue in 1915.


  • The National Bird Dog Museum showcases a variety of bird dog breeds and their activities in hunting and field trials.
    The National Bird Dog Museum showcases a variety of bird dog breeds and their activities in hunting and field trials.
  • (Bird Dog Foundation)
    (Bird Dog Foundation)
"The National Bird Dog Museum." Bird Dog Foundation. Accessed May 02, 2017. http://www.birddogfoundation.com/national_bird_dog_museum.htm.

"The National Championship for Bird Dogs." Ames Plantation. Accessed May 02, 2017. http://www.amesplantation.org/field-trials/.